Leonardo-Finmeccanica To Supply Equipment For Seven Qatari Naval Ships

June 17, 2016 @ 01:23 PM

Leonardo-Finmeccanica will supply the latest generation of naval systems and sensors for the 7 new ships build for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces. Within the framework of the agreement between the Italian and Qatari governments for the Qatar Navy modernisation plan, the7 units to be supplied include 4 corvettes, 1 Landing...

Russia Developing Subsea Robotized Vehicles For Arctic Region Security

June 9, 2016 @ 09:43 AM

Russia is developing a subsea robotized system for security of the Arctic sea and offshore areas. General Designer of Rubin Design Bureau Rubin Igor Vilnit told TASS that a preliminary design of unmanned submersibles is under development

Russian Navy Commissions Admiral Essen Frigate

June 8, 2016 @ 09:49 AM

The Russian Navy has commissioned Admiral Essen frigate during a ceremony at the Yantar Shipyard in the westernmost port of Kaliningrad on Tuesday. The new ship will be assigned to the Black Sea Fleet

China’s Second Aircraft Carrier May Take Three to Five Years To Get...

June 7, 2016 @ 08:57 AM

China is three to five years away from launching its second aircraft carrier, the first such ship developed domestically, top official has said. The construction of the aircraft carrier's hull has nearly been completed and the process of installing the flight deck is going on, state-run Global Times reported

Saab To Deliver Anti-Submarine Warfare Training For Swedish Navy

June 2, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for delivery of advanced anti-submarine warfare training, including the autonomous underwater vehicle AUV62 in training configuration. As part of the Letter of Intent (LoI) between Saab and FMV, announced on June 9 2014, and which supports the Swedish Armed...

Bulgarian Cabinet Approves 1.16B Euros Worth Jet Fighter, Patrol Ship Projects

May 30, 2016 @ 02:34 PM

The Bulgarian Cabinet last week approved defense projects worth well more than a billion euro to acquire new jet fighters and two new naval patrol vessels. The Bulgarian Parliaments committees on defence and on budget and finance has approved the military shopping list, also including armoured vehicles, at the end of March, The Sofia Globe reported

Arab, European Customers Interested In Buying Indonesian Warships

May 11, 2016 @ 11:39 AM

European and Middle East countries have expressed interest in Indonesian warships after the first successful export of Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) to the Philippines, an official of PT PAL Indonesia said. PT PAL President Director Firmansyah Arifin said that the first warship export attracted the attention of representatives of a number of countries, including the Middle East countries

New ‘Gilan’ Vessel Joins Fleet Of Iranian Navy

April 14, 2016 @ 11:13 AM

The Iranian Navy launched its 2,000-ton vessel named Gilan at a ceremony held at the Army Naval Forces maintenance facility in the port city of Anzali today. The Bulk-type carrier was launched at the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Irans news agency IRNA reported

BAE Systems Wins Assault Amphibious Vehicles Contract From Japan

April 8, 2016 @ 12:27 PM

BAE Systems has won a contract to produce new Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. “Were proud to support the Japanese militarys recapitalization by providing this enhanced amphibious capability,” said Dean Medland, vice president of programs at BAE Systems Combat Vehicles business

Indian Government Approves $283M Worth Proposal To Buy Navy Rescue Vessels

March 12, 2016 @ 09:49 AM

The Indian Navys proposal to buy two deep-submergence rescue vessels (DSRV) at the cost of approximately INR 1,900 crore (USD 283 million) has been approved by the government on Thursday. A cabinet committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared a 15-year pending proposal of acquiring the two DSRVs from James Fisher Defence, a United Kingdom-based company, the Economic Times reported, citing sources

Thai Navy To Build Second Offshore Patrol Vessel Worth $154 Million

March 1, 2016 @ 07:43 AM

The Royal Thai Navy is planning to build second offshore patrol vessel (OPV) armed with guided missiles, at an estimated cost of 5.5 billion baht (USD 154 million) in three years

New Russian Navy Search and Rescue Ship Enters Service

February 3, 2016 @ 08:25 AM

The Russian Navy Pacific Fleet has put their newest deep-water search and rescue vehicle – Bester-1 into service. The vehicle completed state trials in November 2015 and is now waiting for the search and rescue ship Igor Belousov to arrive at the Pacific Fleet base in Vladivostok, Russia, Naval Today reported Monday